They were also accompanied by a lone metal flamer marine. As I've said previously I'm gearing this army for use with the recent Forge World Horus Heresy Rules and as such I am adjusting my squad layouts for this format. In a Space Marine Legion Army one difference is that Tactical Squads can only have bolters (no special or heavy weapons) but the pay off for this is that you can also take Tactical Support Squads where every trooper has a special weapon. In light of this I'm going to be doing a full squad of flamers.... Burn baby burn... Even nastier when you consider Salamanders add +1 strength to flame weapons.
I started off by assembling the models then undercoating them green (Caliban) before adding various stages of highlights. These old marines are a pleasure to paint, and I was more than happy to do 13 at a time without getting bored.
The bolter marines are also ready to go.... I have added my signature hazard stripes and a retro 'KIL' motif to the chain blades.
It is really good to get these guys painted and I'll be taking them to Warhammer World at the weekend with for a game with my girlfriend on one of their bespoke uber tables! I'll let you know how it goes!
Glorious. Green never looked so good.ReplyDelete
Many thanks! I have to say I am pleased with how they turned out!! Now for another fifty bolter marines!!ReplyDelete
Cracking job on those marines! They are so much more characterful than the scroll encrusted stuff that seems to be getting made now!ReplyDelete
All the best!
I know exactly what you mean; they actually look like battle-hardened Sci-Fi super soldiers as opposed to walking shrines. Also I have to admit I do think the womble/Beakie helmets are much more sinister than the newer MkVII versions.Delete
Many thanks Fimm; I've really grown to enjoy free-handing symbols. I originally hated it; but have since found it is my favourite part of painting space marines!Delete
So beautiful.You most certainly made a great work out of them.ReplyDelete
Cheers Suber! I'm glad you like them! I love these old fellas!!Delete